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Road to Net Zero: Profitably Improve Your Environmental Footprint

November 30, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Learn how to profitably improve your businesses environmental footprint.

A morning event bringing together expert speakers sharing best practices, case studies and key technologies that you can immediately implement in your facility to help you meet your sustainability targets. Presenters will guide you through key trends in green infrastructure improvements from the leading sustainable engineers that can be both profitable and practical for your business.

Join us for a collision-style event, bringing together local manufacturers, cleantech start-ups, engineers, developers, government partners and academics for an industry-led discussion for tackling your organization’s sustainability goals.

What you will learn

  • Discover the business benefits of greening your facility and operations
  • Why should businesses focus on sustainability?
  • Learn how Smart City technology enables a plan towards sustainability
  • Learn how Maple Leaf foods became the World’s First Carbon Neutral Major Food Company, while increasing its net profitability
  • What does it means to be net-zero?
  • Uncovering value in your building’s performance analytics
  • Learn how 50 Canadian food & beverage processors uncovered profitable measures to each reduce food loss by an average of $230K/yr 

You will leave with tangible ideas to begin improving your environmental footprint and sustainability practices.

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Keynote Presenter

Prabh Banga, Director, Sustainability at Aecon Group Inc.

Prabh is a corporate sustainability strategist with over 15 years of experience integrating and operationalizing sustainability. She has led the development and execution of sustainability strategies, providing a framework for corporations to make decisions that balance economic, environmental, and social responsibility in a way that drives business value.

Currently, Prabh is the Senior Director of Sustainability with Aecon Construction Group Inc., where she leads the development and delivery of Aecon’s sustainability strategy. Prior to joining Aecon, she was at Toronto Pearson International Airport, where she was ranked Top 40 under 40 in North America by Airport Business Magazine and Top 20 under 40 by Wings Magazine for influencing Canadian Aviation.

Prabh has a Master of Resource and Environmental Management from Dalhousie University. Prabh sits on the Board for Halton Environmental Network and the Family Services of Peel.



Mark Damm, Chief Executive Officer, FuseForward 

Mark is FuseForward’s Chief Executive Officer and leads the vision and technical strategy of the company. Mark is a skilled system architect with over 30 years of experience leading the implementation of complex IT systems.

Mark has worked with a range of Fortune 500 companies and large public agencies within this sector, including cities, large facilities, and utilities. During this time, Mark accumulated a deep understanding of the challenges surrounding the deployment of complex systems, streaming analytics, and machine learning. As a result, he invented and patented a new method for improving and automating the delivery of complex IT systems.

He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, with a major in Computer Science and Operations Research.

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Bruce Taylor, MRE, FCAE, P.Eng., President, Enviro-Stewards Inc.

Bruce founded Enviro-Stewards, which is a Best for the World classified B Corporation and the only Canadian company to win a Global SDG award. Ten of their engineering projects have won national sustainability awards, including helping Maple Leaf Foods become the World’s First Major Carbon Neutral Food Company and helping 50 Canadian Food & Beverage processors to reduce food loss by $240,000/yr each.

Bruce also founded the safe water social venture project that was featured in B the change magazine, MEDA magazine, and a TEDx talk.

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Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Recycling Technologies Centre, Conestoga College

The SMART Centre at Conestoga College collaborates with local industry partners and beyond on two key areas: advanced manufacturing and recycling technology projects. These applied research projects include the following key research and development areas:

  • High-performance manufacturing solutions (automation, robotics, welding, machine vision, sensor development, mechanical, electronics and software design, prototyping and testing)
  • Sustainable life-cycle solutions research for the circular economy including clean/green technologies, digital innovation
  • Supply chain research (Centre for Supply Chain Innovation)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Packaging and food technology research (Conestoga Food Research & Innovation Lab)

SMART Centre facilitates the connection of eligible industry partners to various funding sources for collaborative projects and engages in fee-for-service project opportunities. The centre’s main goals are to drive industry-applied research projects forward, train the next generation of highly qualified personnel, and build long-lasting collaborative relationships with our partners.


  • 8:15 am Doors Open
  • 9:00 am Welcome
  • 9:10 am Keynote: Prabh Banga
  • 9:40 am Mark Damm
  • 10:20 am Coffe, Networking, Booths 
  • 10:50 am Bruce Taylor
  • 11:20 am SMART Centre
  • 11:50 am Closing Remarks 

Your MC

John Lobraico, Executive Vice President, Chudleigh’s Ltd. 

About this Event

This event is presented by the Town of Milton’s Economic Development group and the Milton Education Village Innovation Centre in conjunction with Silicon Halton.



November 30, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Milton Education Village Innovation Centre
555 Industrial Drive
Milton, ON L9T 5E1 Canada
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